By Mousey13 Latest Reply 2018-04-15 10:46:41 -0500
Started 2010-04-26 09:25:13 -0500

Is anyone taking Cinnamon pills? I have been taking them for about 3 months and have seen a significant change in my blood sugar. Much lower numbers. I exercise 4 times a week and eat correctly as much as possible. My endocrinologist was in favor of my taking them as well as eating 1 to 2 grapefruit a day.

62 replies

Jan8 2012-12-31 07:04:40 -0600 Report

Thanks for the reminder. I stopped taking my cinnamon and now I am going to start again .It really did make a difference.

JSJB 2012-07-29 16:58:14 -0500 Report

Been taking 1000mg for nearly 3 months. I take them every morning after I test my sugar. My reading range between 97 and 130 but I do fall off my diet. Exercise on a stationary bike every morning for 10 to 20 minutes. My last A1C was 5.6 and in one month I get tested so we will see how they work.

Gab09412 2018-04-15 10:46:41 -0500 Report

I also take 1000 mg in the morning to but I seem to have a problem with my nighttime numbers cause they are high some days. Would it hurt to take 1 at night or should I consult my endocrinologist first?

JSJB 2012-07-29 16:44:42 -0500 Report

I have be taking 1000 mg pills for the last 3 months but do not see a big change. Maybe later on. My BS test are 97 to 127. Would like to stay closer to 100 but maybe it is the diet. I do exercise every morning on a stationary bike. I noticed when the bike broke my levels went up.

Benitabeaux 2011-09-02 21:33:30 -0500 Report

My friend who is also diabetic had great luck with the cinnamon capsules, sadly I did not after three days of taking one per day, I broke out in a terrible rash, my Dr said it was probably something in the capsule itself…because I can eat cinnamon, and do on my oatmeal, and put it in the grounds before making my coffee…great arouma!

stilllearning 2011-09-02 16:01:51 -0500 Report

Have seen cinnamon capsules in the diabetic aisle in Wlamart and always wondered why. Now I know and will pick some up as soon as I speak with the dietician on 12th.

PharmaTree 2011-09-02 14:22:38 -0500 Report

Cinnamon is a wonderful spice! I have read that taking one to two capsules of cinnamon a day has been shown to lower blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol levels. I really love to use cinnamon in teas, meats, veggies, and on some fruits.
Be careful though, the continuous ingestion of table cinnamon can cause a toxic buildup of certain cinnamon compounds. This is just with a high amount of table cinnamon over a long period of time.

lisalud 2011-09-02 15:21:02 -0500 Report

I like to sprinkle cinnamon in my coffee or tea. It is just an easy and yummy way to get a little everyday.I only drink coffee once a day and one cup of tea in the afternoon. That's when I get my cinnamon…just a few sprinkles.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-02 13:58:46 -0500 Report

I am waiting to see my A1C in October. My #'s are better, but I don't know if it is the cinnamon, or just a better diet. since I take a bunch of stuff, I like the cinnamon because is leaves a good after taste!

Robin052 2011-09-02 12:53:08 -0500 Report

Yes!!!! I started only a few days ago after doing some research and talking to the people who I have my meter from. It's awesome. I love real cinnamon but I don't think it will work because I love it on Rice Pudding, LOL. I also hear that things like lemon and grapefruits help too. But I immediately saw a difference in my numbers after I started taking Cinnamon. Isn't it wonderful?????

Weizy 2011-09-02 07:15:11 -0500 Report

I don't take cinnamon pills, but I do eat a teaspoon of cinnamon twice a day. I have lowered my A1C from 7.2 to 6.3 and have had better BS readings. I have also lost 12 lbs in the past month.

robertoj 2011-09-02 03:14:03 -0500 Report

I overheard some diabetic coworkers talk about this many years ago and every one of them swore by it. As soon as I got my dx I incorporated it into my program and I have a 5.3% A1c.

pvalley 2011-03-01 21:09:34 -0600 Report

Where can you get these?

eristar 2011-09-02 07:02:30 -0500 Report

You can get cinnamon capsules at Walgreens (or, I presume, any other drugstore) in the supplement aisle. I've been taking them about six months, and have noticed that my bg# is remaining more stable.

poolqt68 2011-03-01 19:13:21 -0600 Report

yes it does work i have been taking them for a year now and for 8 months my sugar has been in the normal range. except for this week my sugar was high so i went to the doc and found out i had a upper respitory infection funny how being sick will raise your sugar.

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Art Loving 2011-03-01 15:41:17 -0600 Report

I'm glad to hear you and others think cinnamon works. I found cinnamon pills at CVS Pharmacy. I take 1000mg at bedtime and it lowers my waking blood sugars, most of the time. Overall, I'm position about it.

MewElla 2011-02-14 07:58:38 -0600 Report

I use cinnamon on my apple each day and I have noticed a difference since I started doing this. No doubt in my mind, cinnamon does help. Good Luck to you.

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Angelcourtisan 2011-02-13 18:38:35 -0600 Report

I use ground cinnamon in my coffee every morning and I just started but I have noticed that when I do by the time I eat my lunch my sugars seem to stabilize a bit which is a huge relief for me. However when I was 19 I had high cholesterol and took a medicine to bring it down for a year. While I enjoyed grapefruit as a child I can't eat it now because it causes sores on my tongue.

ccritch 2010-05-17 13:22:07 -0500 Report

I have never heard of cinnamon pills, where can you get them at? I heard cinnamon is good for you. Congratulations for keeping your sugars low.

Angelcourtisan 2011-02-13 18:40:28 -0600 Report

I think you can buy cinnamon pills at your local health food stores, or even in the vitamin isle at your local grocery market or drug store. But my mom's friend is a diabetic also and she told me ground cinnamon works just as well.

Pamiekae 2010-05-02 14:26:18 -0500 Report

I've been using cinnamon capsuls for the past three years and it helps keep my numbers level. I can't do any citrus as I have major reflux problems but use to love grapefruit and grapefruit juice to help also. I was upset when I was told I had to stop eating and drinking its juice. If you have a Wal-mart nearby, you can find the cinnamon capsuls in a pretty large quantity for a good price. I get 200 for about $6.00. But if not just go to grocery store and buy some from the spice section. Sprinkle on whatever fruit you are allowed to eat and I even add it to the meats I cook as a way to have it. A small sprinkle on your chicken or piece of pork and as an added ingredient to your roasts. If having toast, add some sugarfree jam and then sprinkle a small amount on top.
Good Luck!

Junebug77 2010-05-01 13:22:31 -0500 Report

To achieve therapeutic effects/benefits you need to consume 1/4 tsp to 1 full tsp of powered cinnamon a day. This easy to do with smoothies, teas, and nut and seed mylks. Cinnamon can also help lower your LDL,triglycerides and total cholesterol numbers. For example the "total cholestrol" level can be reduced by as much as 12%.
Chrommium picolinate is also another excellent product to lower blood glucose. This is an essential nutrient for sugar and fat metabolism.
Chlorella and Spirulina are also excellent supplements for you to take. These are two of the most nutrient-dense foods known and are consider "perfect" superfoods. Whether you take them in pill/powdered form..they are excellent in helping heal the body and reversing your numbers.
source: There is a cure for Diabetes.

urb2165 2011-03-01 12:08:50 -0600 Report

Thanks for these suggestions. I will stop by Wal Mart on my way home and buy these. I don't want to go on insulin if I can help it.

scribbles 2010-04-29 17:47:24 -0500 Report

Hi! I was taking Glymetrol (cinnamin capsules) and they were doing a fantastic job! but it got too expensive. They lowered my sugar an average of 15 points. Both doctors were impressed. I made several calls and INSISTED (almost ranted and raved) until I got a complete list of ALL ingredients to see if anything would "argue" with my other medical challenges. Wish I could afford to stay on it. Good luck with the grapefruit, I can't have citrus.

Angelcourtisan 2011-02-13 18:48:11 -0600 Report

ground cinnamon works just as well as the capsules and it's a lot cheaper. Do you have a GNC store in your area? I'm on S.S.I for many health reasons so I'm on a limited income but I just started using the ground cinnamon in my coffee every morning and we have seen some slight improvements but I need to keep tracking it to see what happens.

susiemaeemily 2010-04-28 20:07:11 -0500 Report

I did not know there was such a thing a cinnamon pills. Is that all that is in them? I will ask my doctor about them. I cannot eat that much of grapefruit, because I take cholestrol medication. Thanks for the info.

Mousey13 2010-04-29 09:15:05 -0500 Report

You can find them anywhere vitamins are sold. I did speak to my doctor first before I started taking them and she was all for it. Hope it works for you!

geosierra 2010-04-27 17:58:53 -0500 Report

Hi everybody, I am new here. I want to learn more about diabetes. I have diabete type 2. I am trying to keep modrate my blood pressure.

GabbyPA 2010-04-27 18:03:39 -0500 Report

Welcome to the community. I hope you are able to find the help and support you need here. It is a great place to start.

spiritwalker 2010-04-26 21:02:47 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. Different things work for people. I was in a
test study with cinnamon a couple of years ago. It didn't do
anything for my diabetes, but did affect my cholesterol readings. I am glad it is working for you.

Mousey13 2010-04-27 15:18:29 -0500 Report

My latest AIC showed my cholesterol to be great after 3 months of taking it. I'd like to think my eating right also had something to do with it.

susiemaeemily 2010-04-28 20:04:38 -0500 Report

I did not know there were cinnamon pills is that all that is in them? Does not sound as though it would hurt. The Grapefruit I cannot do because I take cholestrol medication. But I will speak to my doctor about the Cinnomon Pills.
Thank You.

monkeymama 2010-04-29 22:50:59 -0500 Report

There are no additive in the cinnamon pills. All it is is cinnamon packed into a capsule. even when you open the bottle it smells like you just opened a bottle of cinnamon from your spice rack. I am taking this in conjunction with my fatty omega 3&6.

Mousey13 2010-04-26 10:44:50 -0500 Report

Starting taking it initially in powder form, but it upset my stomach. I switched to a 1000 mg. pill a day. Took my blood work for my AIC and am getting results tomorrow. Anxious to see my numbers.

GabbyPA 2010-04-26 12:21:10 -0500 Report

Yeah, powder is rough straight. I take several 1000mg capsules a day. I am not sure it works for me as much as many people say, but it does seem to help a bit for my morning numbers.

M&M100 2010-04-26 21:37:13 -0500 Report

You are right there Gabby, cinnamon only seems to help fasting blood sugars, which can influence the A1C numbers, BUT for the rest of the day it doesn't lower the blood sugars any further, and most of us are not in a fasting state the rest of the day.

GabbyPA 2010-04-27 06:52:12 -0500 Report

So do you think it is a waste to consume cinnamon with my meals? I take some at breakfast and some at dinner.

GabbyPA 2010-04-26 09:50:33 -0500 Report

I take cinnamon as well with meals. I also am experimenting right now with taking it right before bed because I have high morning numbers.

gramme 2011-02-14 05:10:45 -0600 Report

you say you have high numbers in the mornings..could I ask how high they are?…mine sometimes run 111 to 120 and I feel that is to high for fasting b.s.

spiritwalker 2010-04-26 21:04:52 -0500 Report

Gabby, when I did the study we took the cinnamon 1,000mg at bed time. Just
thought I would share that.

GabbyPA 2010-04-27 06:51:29 -0500 Report

I have been taking 2000 at bed time and then I get up twice in the morning. Once to feed the dogs, and then for me later. So I have been taking 2000 when I feed the dogs, it seems to have been helping to keep my morning levels down. I can go to bed with a 135 and wake up with a 190. It is kind of crummy, so I am trying this out.

Mousey13 2010-04-27 15:16:44 -0500 Report

Before I started taking the cinnamon pill, I was taking about an 1/8 of a teaspoon of straight cinnamon, which I mentioned starting upsetting my stomach. I have found the pill to help my numbers during the day as well. I have been taking it for 3 months and had my AIC on Saturday. Three months ago, I was 7.2 and am now 6.7.

Ileana53 2011-10-29 18:09:57 -0500 Report

I joined a couple of minutes ago and already have learned something new. Going to try the cinnamon pills. Love grapefruit, could it be the pink one?